Things To Do In London: Wednesday 25 June 2014

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Brunel Museum has a concert in the Thames Tunnel.

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BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Bishopsgate Institute, ASDA in Charlton and HSBC Sports and Leisure Club in Beckenham. See site for terms and conditions.

FOYLES EXHIBITION: The first exhibition at the new Foyles shop on Charing Cross Road, Turner Prize-nominee Mark Titchner has created an imposing mirrored monolith questioning the interpretation of the written word. Free, just turn up, until 17 August

SUFFRAGETTES WALK: Join a guided walk around Westminster to see some of the sites central to the Suffragette movement before the outbreak of World War One. To mark the centenary, see the spot where the famous photo of Mrs Pankhurst being arrested and bundled back to Holloway Prison by the Chief Inspector was taken. £12, prebook, 2pm

THEATRE PLATFORM: Playwright Polly Stenham is the subject of a National Theatre platform tonight when she talks to Emma Freud about her new play, Hotel. £4/£3, prebook, 6pm

ROMANIAN FILM: The Romanian Cultural Centre near Marble Arch screens the documentary Our School. The film follows three Roma children in a rural Transylvanian village who are among the pioneer participants in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools. Free, prebook by email, 6.30pm

LATE NIGHT SEXUALITY: This month’s Science Museum Late has a theme of sexuality. The adults-only event has live music, a pub quiz, Punk Science comedy shows and a silent disco, and explores the topic of why we fancy the people we do. Free, just turn up, 6.45pm-10pm

WINE TASTING: The Camden Eye has a wine-tasting evening, giving you the chance to ask everything you ever wanted to know about wine, but were afraid to ask. There’s also music, food and films. £10/£9, prebook, 7pm

TRANSPORT COMEDY: UCL researchers become stand-up comedians at London Transport Museum’s Bright Club comedy night in Covent Garden tonight. Three researchers are joined by three members of LTM staff for an evening of transport-inspired giggles. £10/£8, prebook, 7pm

THAMES TUNNEL GIG: As part of Brunel Museum’s World Music Season in the Thames Tunnel Shaft, Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski performs his traditional Mexican music alongside the work of 20 visual artists from the UK and Mexico. £10/£12, prebook, 7.30pm

FLYPAST: Look to the skies this evening for a military flypast over central London of a Douglas C-47 Dakota, a troop transport from WWII. Free, just look up, 7.30pm

SPOKEN WORD: Homework at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club is an evening of comedy and spoken word, featuring resident performance poets Joe Dunthorne, Luke Wright, Trevor Lock, and more. This month the theme is music. £8, just turn up, 7.30pm

EDINBURGH COMEDY: Laughing Boy Comedy Club previews the Edinburgh shows of comedians Paul Chowdhry –about political correctness in the modern world — and Suzi Ruffell. £6, prebook, 7.30pm

LITERARY HEROES: Head to London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green for a debate about two of the greatest figures in English literature — Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy and Jane Eyre’s Rochester. Who will be crowned The Ultimate Romantic Hero? Panel includes Melvyn Bragg and Professor John Mullan. £15/£15, prebook, 8pm

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Special Offer: Tickets for Zoo Lates

Get your paws on tickets to this summer’s Zoo Lates for just £17.50 (normally £28). Choose from Friday 27 June, 4, 11, 18 or 25 July. Book now!

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Good Cause of the Day

Sign up now for this year’s Sunwalk, taking place in Battersea Park on 6 July. Take part in a 5k or 10k power walk, or a half marathon, followed by a family fun day with a fair, live performances and food stalls. Find out more and register to take part here.

London Connection Puzzle

Yesterday’s clue was THOR. Today’s is ODIN. Obviously, they’re figures from Norse mythology (and Marvel films), but what’s the specific London connection? Email matt@londonist.com if you think you have it. Clue number three tomorrow.

From the Archive

Last year we delved into the final records from the Ministry of Defence’s UFO desk before it closed in 2009, to find out about airborne mischief around London. Sightings recorded included three nights of UFOs in Waterloo in February 2009. Find out about more London UFO Sightings.

Pub of the Day

Today’s shout-out goes to The Ship between Kennington and Lambeth. It’s one of those cosy places that just gets everything right — and good Sunday lunch too. If you’re heading over to the Imperial War Museum when it reopens in July, then this is our top tip for a pint afterwards.

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